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Dodgers: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Honors the Life and Legacy of Tommy Lasorda

One Los Angeles legend to another.



An athlete playing in the city of Los Angeles really needs to make an impact on his team to be remembered the way that Tommy Lasorda is. The legendary Dodgers manager has become synonymous with the city and the team with over 70 years in the organization in his long life. 

Lakers Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar certainly knows what it takes to be remembered your city once your playing days are over. Kareem played 14 seasons with Los Angeles, winning 5 championships here along the way. He issued a statement this weekend via the Dodgers, remembering Tommy and what he meant to the city. 

Listen in as Kareem talks about the Dodgers winning the World Series in 2020 to make Tommy proud. He also talks briefly about how much Tommy loved this team and city, and that he went out as proud as ever of his team.

Other Dodgers News

Dodgers fans are waiting every day to find out what the team will do at third base. Justin Turner got some folks talking this week when he was seen hitting in a local batting cage facility. JT has spent the last few weeks away from California on an RV trip with his wife. 

The Dodgers were not able to settle on contracts for the 2021 season with Austin Barnes and Walker Buehler. While an extension for each guy is certainly possible, it seems more likely that arbitration hearings are in the near future. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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